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Spanish Translation Intern

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Spanish Sales Manager
Employment Status: Full-time, Temporary

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer, and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, the senior management of Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading U.S. distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and distributes for clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Summersdale; Pavilion Books; Allen & Unwin; The History Press; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake.

IPG is the second largest independent distributor of books and e-books in the world, and one of the top 10 suppliers of book content to Barnes & Noble, Apple,, and Kobo, among thousands of other retailers globally. Want to know who’s behind that new book on your coffee table? Chances are good that your bookstore sourced it from IPG.


Qualified candidates are recent college graduates or students in their junior or senior year of undergrad, with an energetic attitude and desire to learn all aspects of the publishing world.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Translating, writing, and editing marketing copy for our Spanish books catalog
  • Communicating with client publishers in English and Spanish
  • Creating and coordinating Receiving Transactions (RTs) and reconciling receipts
  • Assisting with e-mail newsletters to both publishers and customers
  • Evaluating comparative and competitive data for titles
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or current junior or sophomore
  • 0-2 years’ experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish required
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs
  • HTML and CSS helpful

This paid position is scheduled for 3 months, 37.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri 9a-5p and is anticipated to begin mid-May.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jessie Jonik at No phone calls, please.